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Old 06-24-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
John Oakes
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Headlights

Hello All.
I have just had fun replacing my Headlights with knacker
rusting screws to boot.:( My old ones were 60/55w for sealed version
75/50w. Question is do I need to change any fuses to cope. As I notice
headlamps on full beam on enginge idle dipping.
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Old 06-24-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights

John Oakes wrote:
> Hello All.
> I have just had fun replacing my Headlights with knacker
> rusting screws to boot.:( My old ones were 60/55w for sealed version
> 75/50w. Question is do I need to change any fuses to cope. As I notice
> headlamps on full beam on enginge idle dipping.


The fuse is rated to protect the cable so don't uprate the fuse or you
run the risk of burned out cables and maybe a fire.

If the lights are dimming or flickering on tickover then check the
alternator/dynamo belt tension. If your vehicle (you don't say what it
is) is fitted with a dynamo then I'd expect tat to happen anyway.

HTH

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Old 06-24-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
Larry
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Re: Headlights

I upgraded my headlamps (never realised what piss poor efforts them sealed
beams was before) however with regards to fuses I hold the original wiring
system in utter contempt and have bypassed the original fusebox with an
alternative using blade fuses

(and if the insurance world don't like it they can go F themselves ((if they
have the agilitity)) .....)


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Series 3 rust and holes


"John Oakes" <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hello All.
> I have just had fun replacing my Headlights with knacker
> rusting screws to boot.:( My old ones were 60/55w for sealed version
> 75/50w. Question is do I need to change any fuses to cope. As I notice
> headlamps on full beam on enginge idle dipping.
> --
> -
> Compliments
>
> John N Oakes
> Manchester, England.
>
> =============================
> ! Nightshift Morlock Worker!
> ! Landrover 110 V8 1988 !
> ! Atari/Win/Mac User !
> =============================



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Old 06-24-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
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SteveG <"s.goodfellow"@blueyonder dot> wrote:
> John Oakes wrote:
>
>> Hello All.
>> I have just had fun replacing my Headlights with knacker
>> rusting screws to boot.:( My old ones were 60/55w for sealed version
>> 75/50w. Question is do I need to change any fuses to cope. As I notice
>> headlamps on full beam on enginge idle dipping.

>
>
> The fuse is rated to protect the cable so don't uprate the fuse or you
> run the risk of burned out cables and maybe a fire.
>
> If the lights are dimming or flickering on tickover then check the
> alternator/dynamo belt tension. If your vehicle (you don't say what it
> is) is fitted with a dynamo then I'd expect tat to happen anyway.
>
> HTH
>

Hello Steve.
My 110 v8 1988 headlight problem all check okay. Would
dipping affect be a sign of the slackness in the belt tension of alternator.
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Old 06-25-2005, 05:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights

John Oakes wrote:
>
> SteveG <"s.goodfellow"@blueyonder dot> wrote:
>
>> John Oakes wrote:
>>
>>> Hello All.
>>> I have just had fun replacing my Headlights with knacker
>>> rusting screws to boot.:( My old ones were 60/55w for sealed version
>>> 75/50w. Question is do I need to change any fuses to cope. As I notice
>>> headlamps on full beam on enginge idle dipping.

>>
>> The fuse is rated to protect the cable so don't uprate the fuse or you
>> run the risk of burned out cables and maybe a fire.
>>
>> If the lights are dimming or flickering on tickover then check the
>> alternator/dynamo belt tension. If your vehicle (you don't say what it
>> is) is fitted with a dynamo then I'd expect tat to happen anyway.
>>
>> HTH
>>

> Hello Steve.
> My 110 v8 1988 headlight problem all check okay. Would
> dipping affect be a sign of the slackness in the belt tension of
> alternator.


It could be an indication that all is well. If the alternator is
demanding more power from the engine than the engine can provide at
idling speed and the belt does not slip it will 'pull the engine down'.

Full beam and an idling engine are not a common combination so not much
to worry about. Increase your idling speed a bit if it concerns you.
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Old 06-25-2005, 14:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights

John Oakes wrote:
>


>>

> Hello Steve.
> My 110 v8 1988 headlight problem all check okay. Would
> dipping affect be a sign of the slackness in the belt tension of
> alternator.


I agree with Dougal - just forgot to include that thought in my original
response. There's probably nothing wrong at all. As a peace of mind
check I'd measure the charging current at idle with dipped beam on and
as long as that is positive (i.e. the battery is still getting a charge)
then I'd be happy.

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Old 06-26-2005, 03:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights

Hi,

I suspect your wiring will cope with 100 watts, so no problem with simply
putting th eheadlights straight in. I had problems with wiring 150w
spotlights into a Discovery and had to use a relay in the end to stop wires
melting, but that was a combined 300 watts which is fairly meaty.

If you have any doubts about your wring put in a cheap relay form Halfords,
about 12 pounds.

You will not blow any fuses, however, if you do simply put the next step
fuse in. If running 10, then put a 15 in.

I really cannot see any problems though.

I suspect the headlights goign dull on idling has more to do with your
alternator and I suspect you need to upgrade it to a higher output.

Yours

Andrew

P.S. Still trying to get my 110 ready for Africa in six months time. You
should try wiring in , banks of rear and front spotlights, fridge, GPS,
three cigarette lighters and interior lights.


"John Oakes" <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:42bc57ce$0$28625$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net...
> Hello All.
> I have just had fun replacing my Headlights with knacker rusting
> screws to boot.:( My old ones were 60/55w for sealed version 75/50w.
> Question is do I need to change any fuses to cope. As I notice
> headlamps on full beam on enginge idle dipping.
> --
> -
> Compliments
>
> John N Oakes
> Manchester, England.
>
> =============================
> ! Nightshift Morlock Worker!
> ! Landrover 110 V8 1988 !
> ! Atari/Win/Mac User !
> =============================



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Old 06-26-2005, 03:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights

On or around Sun, 26 Jun 2005 08:29:38 GMT, "Andrew Renshaw"
<andrew@preaching.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>Hi,
>
>I suspect your wiring will cope with 100 watts, so no problem with simply
>putting th eheadlights straight in.


The 110 headlight switch carries all the headlamp current and is marginal.
Running 60+55 on mine caused it to overheat and fail - note that if you run
a trailer with side marker lamps all that is running through the switch too.

If as I read it you've replaced your 2x60W beams with 2x75W, then I doubt
that's enough to overload it. Putting spots on as well might.

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Old 06-26-2005, 04:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 08:29:38 GMT, Andrew Renshaw wrote:

> three cigarette lighters ...


Smoke a lot do we? I think I'd use almost any other high current
conector in preferance to ciggy lighters. 'orrible things work as
lighters even when used for just a power connection...

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Old 06-26-2005, 07:01   #10 (permalink)
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Austin Shackles wrote:
> On or around Sun, 26 Jun 2005 08:29:38 GMT, "Andrew Renshaw"
> <andrew@preaching.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:
>
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>I suspect your wiring will cope with 100 watts, so no problem with simply
>>putting th eheadlights straight in.

>
>
> The 110 headlight switch carries all the headlamp current and is marginal.
> Running 60+55 on mine caused it to overheat and fail - note that if you run
> a trailer with side marker lamps all that is running through the switch too.
>
> If as I read it you've replaced your 2x60W beams with 2x75W, then I doubt
> that's enough to overload it. Putting spots on as well might.
>

Hello Austin.
Yes just a straight change over huh straight with a small
very small s. I was thinking of putting spots on but thought sod it.
Thank for the reassurance everyone.
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